RUTH E. RAMSEY
MASON CITY - Ruth E. Ramsey, 86, of Mason City, died Sunday (Oct. 10, 1999) at the Solon Nursing Care Center, Solon.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hogan Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., with the Rev. Kenneth Hatland of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Bohemian Cemetery, Plymouth.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel, and will continue on Friday until time of services.
Ruth Emeline Ramsey was born March 1, 1913, in Plymouth, daughter of Albert and Eva (Alexander) Lantz. She married Clarence "Bud" Ramsey on July 4, 1934, in Albert Lea, Min.
Bud and Ruth lived in Mason City until 1989, when they retired to Iowa City to be closer to their family.
Ruth is survived by three children, Elaine Croker, John Ramsey and his wife, Helen, and Mark Ramsey and his wife, Merrilee; 17 grandchildren, Katherine, Kristin, Eve, Solveijg, Hansel, Heather, Andrew, Ellen, Sarah, Jerry, Mary Katherine, Amanda, Theresa, Heidi, Nikki, Cori and Carly; and eight great-grandchildren, Barrett, Michael, Jordan, Ben, Joshua, Aaron, Leisl and Willy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Jermaine Ramsey; and her brothers and sisters, Grace Trevitt, Louie Lantz, Una Riggens, Albert Lantz and Ivan Lantz.
Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, (515) 423-2372.
ROBERT ORIN TENOLD
NORTHWOOD - Robert Orin Tenold, 57, of Northwood died Tuesday (Oct. 12, 1999) at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Lutheran Church, 309 N. Ninth St., Northwood, with the Rev. Paul Holmer officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood, with military graveside honors by "Our Buddies" VFW Memorial Post No. 6779, of Northwood.
Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the First Lutheran Church, 309 N. Ninth St., Northwood and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
According to his wishes the casket will be closed.
Conner Colonial Chapel, 99-11th St. S., Northwood, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Orin Tenold was born on Aug. 23, 1942, in Mason City, the son of Reuben and Opal (Butler) Tenold. He was baptized at his parents' home and reaffirmed the faith of his baptism through confirmation at the Bristol Lutheran Church, rural Joice. He attended and received his education at the Brookfield #5 rural school system and graduated from Northwood-Kensett High School in 1960. After completing his schooling he served in the Army National Guard for six years.
He was united in marriage to Cheryl D. Nelson on Dec. 5, 1964, at Silver Lake Lutheran Church, rural Northwood. She preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 1995. During his life he worked as a carpenter for Don Martin in the Northwood area, before farming in the Brookfield Township and Silver Lake area for his father and father-in-law, and also had his own tree stump removal business with his father-in-law, Jimmie Nelson, and until the time of illness he worked as a carpenter for Universal Contractors in Northwood.
He enjoyed fishing, bowling, raising horses, hunting, dancing, going to car races and football, but his great love and enjoyment was his family and grandchildren.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Northwood, and Minnesota Paint Horse Club and the Horsemen of Iowa Club.
Left to cherish his memory is a son, Dan Tenold and his wife, Suzie, of Northwood; a daughter, Brenda Moretz and her husband, Scott, of Northwood; three grandchildren, Kelsey and Tiarra Tenold and Colton Moretz; his mother, Opal Tenold of Northwood; two brothers, David Tenold and his wife, Marge, of Northwood; a sister-in-law, Sandy Thompson and her husband, Gary, of Albert Lea, Minn.; and special friends, Gary and Nancy Hengesteg, of Northwood; as well as aunts, uncles and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Reuben Tenold, who died on April 27, 1990; his wife, Cheryl Tenold, who died on Dec. 12, 1995; his brother, Dennis Tenold, who died on Nov. 4, 1969 and his father-in-law, Jimmie Nelson.
Conner Colonial Chapel, (515) 324-1543.
MARY ANN WHITESELL
MESA, Ariz. - Mary Ann Whitesell, formerly of Mason City, died Friday (Oct. 8, 1999) at her home.
Mary Ann Whitesell was born March 31, 1930, at Mason City, the daughter of Roy and Cordula Buechele of Grafton. After graduating from Grafton High School she attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., from 1949 to 1950, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1951, and graduated in elementary education from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in 1952.
Mary Ann married Vernon Jensen on July 13, 1952, who preceded her in death on September 11, 1961.
Mary Ann married Hugh Whitesell on Sept. 28, 1974, in Mason City, and moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1976.
She is survived by her husband, Hugh, of Mesa, Ariz.; daughters, Mary Jane Lionberger and Jennifer Ceccarelli, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Joel Jensen, of West Des Moines; Stepdaughters, Sheryl Gigstad, of Washburn, Wis., and Susan Bratrud of Mesa, Ariz.; stepson, John Whitesell, of Marshalltown; grandchildren, Michelle and Renee Jensen, Heather and Caleb Lionberger; stepgrandchildren, Shad, Daniel and Jill Whitesell, Erik Gigstad, Kristin (Gigstad) Kosterman; Rebekah, Lara and Kathryn Bratrud; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Alysa and Christopher Whitesell.
She was an active member of P.E.O. for 35 years and a member of Naomi Circle at Victory Lutheran Church in Mesa, Ariz.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Victory Lutheran Church in Mesa, Ariz. Interment will be in the Garden Columbarium at the Christ Lutheran Church, Sedona, Ariz.
Memorials may be given to the LHS Home and Community Care Hospice, 1325 N. Fiesta Blvd Suite One, Gilbert, Ariz. 85233.
DELYNNE 'DEE' KAE HENGESTEG
NORTHWOOD - DeLynne "Dee" Kae Hengesteg, 50, of 717 485th St., Northwood, left this world to meet her Lord on Tuesday (Oct. 12, 1999) at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn., after a courageous six-year struggle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Silver Lake Lutheran Home, rural Northwood, with the Rev. Steven Smith and the Rev. Allan Stoa officiating. Interment will be in Silver Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Highway 65 S., Northwood.
Dee was born Oct. 2, 1949, in Albert Lea, Minn., the daughter of Dolores and Raymond Fjelstad. She graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1968 and worked two years in Minneapolis. She married Clair Hengesteg in 1970 and they were blessed with two sons, Cory, of Northwood and Chris, of Ames. Dee's greatest joy was her family and friends. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, her giving nature and her great capacity to love. Her courage and faith were an inspiration to many.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Fjelstad, and grandparents.
In addition to her family, left to cherish her memory are her mother, Dolores Fjelstad, of Lake Mills; two brothers, Tim Fjelstad and family of Des Moines, and Tom Fjelstad of Newton; three sisters, Diane Longwell and husband of Colorado Springs, Colo., Debra Christianson and family of Lake Mills, and Donna Cooke and family of Clear Lake.
CAROL DEANE OSTBY-THOMAS
MASON CITY - Carol Deane Ostby-Thomas, 72, died of natural causes on Oct. 4, 1999, at Omaha, Neb.
Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries, Omaha, Neb., was in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Walla Walla, Wash. She attended Mason City Schools and was a graduate of Mason City High School. She was a member of the Eastern Star and First Methodist Church while living in Mason City.
She held a master's degree in education and taught for several years in Mason City.
She is survived by one brother, William Victor Ostby Jr., of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Marilyn Ostby-Leaver, of Slatington, Pa.; three children, Marc Donald Thomas, of Chicago, Il., Marcia Carole Thomas-Gladwish, of Stony Brook, N.Y., and David Vincent Thomas, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to First Methodist Church in Mason City.
GRACE ANN CARLSON
TREMONT, Ill. - Grace Ann Carlson, daughter of Tony and Ann Carlson, of Tremont, Ill, was stillborn on Saturday (Oct. 9, 1999) at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.
A funeral service will be held for Grace Ann for immediate family on Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Lake Mills, with the Rev. Jeanne Martin officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery, in Northwood.
Even though we will never get to know her, she will always be a part of our lives. Grace Ann was a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, niece and cousin who will always be loved and never forgotten.
Grace Ann will be missed by her parents, Tony and Ann Carlson, of Tremont, Ill.; grandparents, Charles and Janis Hendrickson, of Lake Mills, Cynthia Sanders, of Goodyear, Ariz., and George Rink, of Flowerybranch, Ga.; great-grandparents, Mrs. Myrtle Jones and Mrs. Mildred Hendrickson, of Northwood, and Mrs. Bessie Kaduce, of Belmond; aunts and uncles, Lisa and her husband, David Lane, of Mason City, Mathew Rink and his wife, Kristie, of Longaville, Ga., and Carrie Hendrickson, of Lake Mills.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Charles Jones, Sophus Hendrickson, Joe Kaduce and Mathew and Bertha Rink.
ESTHER M. HUISINGA
TITONKA - Esther M. Huisinga, 80, of Titonka, died Sunday (Oct. 10, 1999) at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ramsey Reformed Church, rural Titonka. Burial will be in Ramsey Reformed Cemetery, rural Titonka.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Titonka.
CHARLES CITY - Rose (Mrs. Gilbert) Fleming, 80, of 701 Eighth St., Charles City, died Monday (Oct. 11, 1999) at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital, Charles City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Adas Israel Synagogue, 620 N. Adams Ave., Mason City, with services led by Michael Libbie. Burial will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.
In lieu of visitation at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St., Charles City, friends are invited to stop at her home.
Hauser Funeral Home, (515) 228-2323.